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Macron (metaphorically) kills his father

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France Ambassadors Conference: Hollande outlines foreign policy priorities (part 2)

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Socialists complain of Macron's 'betrayal' of Hollande

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France Ambassadors Conference: Hollande outlines foreign policy priorities (part 1)

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Latest update : 2012-10-02

Flat-pack furniture for all… except women!

The new season Ikea catalogue is out, and there are a few omissions in its Saudi Arabian edition: no women, anywhere to be seen! The Swedish furniture giant’s come in for criticism from the European press over this display of sexism. And an Iranian media source takes the bait: Fars news agency reprints a satirical article published by the Onion word for word.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2016-08-30 Emmanuel Macron

Socialists complain of Macron's 'betrayal' of Hollande

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2016-08-29 Islam

Weiner strikes again

Anthony Weiner is at the centre of another "sexting" scandal - we take a look at the online buzz. First though, Jean-Pierre Chevènement - the proposed head of a new "Foundation...

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2016-08-26 France

French court rules #burkini ban 'clearly illegal'

MediaWatch looks at the latest twist in the battle of the "burkini". France's highest court has ruled a beach ban is "clearly illegal". But many mayors are pledging not to back...

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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